Thursday, October 26, 2006

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THURSDAY, OCT. 26, 2006 – 1:58 P.M.
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Bush Signs Border Fence Bill

    President Bush today signed legislation authorizing a 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, using the occasion to prod reluctant Republican lawmakers toward his vision of comprehensive immigration overhaul.
    The measure (HR 6061) also authorizes a “virtual fence” of sensors, cameras, pilotless aircraft and other surveillance technology. It was passed by the House Sept. 14 and cleared the Senate Sept. 29.
    “We have a responsibility to enforce our laws. We have a responsibility to secure our borders. We take this responsibility seriously,” Bush said at a White House signing ceremony.
    But he emphasized that the measure had not satisfied his call for Congress to pass a broader overhaul of immigration policy that also would include a path to legitimacy for the estimated 11 million to 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States.
    “We have more to do,” Bush said. “There is a rational middle ground between granting an automatic pass to citizenship for every illegal immigrant and a program of mass deportation. And I look forward to working with Congress to find that middle ground.”
    In the fiscal 2007 Homeland Security spending bill (HR 5441, PL 109-295), Congress appropriated $1.2 billion for the construction of both physical and technological barriers on the U.S. border.

Political Clippings

    The Raleigh News & Observer reports that Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee is likely to take much of the blame if Republicans lose control of the Senate, despite President Bush’s sagging popularity and the Iraq War. The committee “remains behind its Democratic counterpart in fundraising and, suddenly, there are red states at risk that the GOP never thought it might have to defend.” Nathan Gonzales, political editor for The Rothenberg Political Report, said Dole could be blamed for not raising enough money and for tactical errors, but “the president has more impact on this than Liddy Dole.”
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Webb got a key endorsement on Wednesday from Richmond Mayor L. Douglas Wilder, a former governor. Wilder said he plans to campaign for Webb, which could help the state’s black voters warm to his candidacy. Republican Sen. George Allen also had sought the endorsement of Wilder, the state’s first black governor. At a campaign stop in Roanoke, Allen said, “it’s probably not all that noteworthy that a Democrat endorsed a Democrat.”
    On its Web site, MSNBC reports that the Republican National Committee has retired its controversial ad attacking Democratic Rep. Harold E. Ford Jr. of Tennessee that had drawn accusations of racism. The RNC made the announcement about the ad the day after Chairman Ken Mehlman said he saw nothing wrong with it. RNC spokesman Danny Diaz insisted that the ad wasn’t being pulled, saying it had simply “run its course.” Ford’s GOP opponent in the open-seat Senate race, Bob Corker, had called the ad “tacky” and demanded its removal.
    The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that Rep. Anne M. Northup, R-Ky., has called for the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and a change in strategy in Iraq. “Considering where we are today and the number of losses and casualties in the last month, I don’t want to depend on the same team, meaning Rumsfeld,” she said on Wednesday. Northup has been portrayed as a “rubber stamp” for President Bush by her Democratic opponent, John Yarmuth. Political analyst Larry Sabato said her comments indicated that the race is close and “she’s trying to beat back the Democratic wave before it washes over her district.”

Political Trivia

    Rep. Ellen O. Tauscher ( TAU (rhymes with “now”) -sher ), D-Calif., is the eldest daughter in an Irish-Catholic family, and was the first person in her family to attend college, majoring in early childhood education. From Seton Hall University, she watched the World Trade Center’s twin towers being built across the Hudson River. After graduating and finding it difficult to land a teaching job, she looked across the river at Wall Street and asked herself, “Why not?” By age 25, she was one of the first women to hold a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. More info
Today in Washington
House
Reconvenes Nov. 9 for introduction of bills only; returns to work Nov. 13.
Senate
Reconvenes Nov. 9 for introduction of bills only; returns to work Nov. 13.
The President
Signed a bill authorizing a 700-mile fence on the U.S.-Mexico border (HR 6061); attends a fundraiser for House candidate Jeff Lamberti in Des Moines, Iowa, attends a fundraiser for Senate candidate Michael Bouchard in Warren, Mich.
In Washington
Elisabeth Bumiller, former of the New York Times, and Steve Weisman of the Times discuss the problems covering President Bush and Secretary of State Rice, sponsored by the National Press Club and SPJ, 7 p.m., National Press Club, 529 14th Street N.W.
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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 25, 2006 – 2:02 P.M.
Edited by Charles Hoskinson

Bush Not Satisfied With Iraq, Calls For New Tactics

    President Bush acknowledged Wednesday he was not satisfied with progress in the Iraq war and called for increasing pressure on Iraqis to curb violence and accept responsibility for their own fate.
    Faced with the one of the worst periods of violence in the war, Bush said at a news conference, “the events of the past month have been of serious concern to me, and to the American people.”
    But he distinguished between his administration’s plan to establish “benchmarks” for improvement and a Democratic push to set timetables for withdrawal. He also expressed confidence in Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
    “As the enemy shifts tactics, we are shifting tactics as well,” Bush said. “Our goals are unchanging. We are flexible in our methods of achieving those goals.”
    He said the benchmarks for improvement cannot work unless the United States gets a “buy-in” from the Iraqi government.
    “We’ve made it clear that America’s patience is not unlimited,” Bush said, but added, “we will not put more pressure on the Iraqi government than it can bear.”
    House and Senate Democrats however, criticized Bush’s proposal as too vague and faulted the president for not offering a timetable for reducing U.S. troops in Iraq.

Report Faults Amtrak’s Legal Spending

    A report released Wednesday indicated that Amtrak spent $102.6 million over three years on outside legal counsel — a sum top transportation lawmakers characterized as further evidence the government-subsidized passenger rail has not been a good steward to taxpayer dollars.
    The report, the result of an investigation conducted by inspectors general from Amtrak and the Department of Transportation at the behest of top Republicans on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, found that Amtrak’s in-house legal counsel did not adequately oversee the flow of funds to private law firms.
    The 49-page document is the latest in a series of reviews of Amtrak’s financial practices ordered by lawmakers, who in recent years have struggled to devise a comprehensive strategy for overhauling the beleaguered passenger rail.
    “The financial mess at Amtrak’s legal department is far worse than any of us on the committee could have anticipated,” Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Don Young, R-Alaska, said in a statement. “Millions and millions of federal dollars have been doled out to private law offices by Amtrak’s legal department, but the paper trail is incomplete.”

Political Clippings

    The Arizona Republic reports that Rep. Rick Renzi, R-Ariz., hired a lawyer Tuesday amid media reports that federal authorities are investigating a land deal involving Renzi, as well as whether he introduced a bill benefiting a particular military contractor because his father works there. “We don’t know if there is an investigation. There’s really nothing there, other than these (media) reports,” Renzi’s lawyer, former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, said. “It’s a disservice that this happens two weeks before the election.” Renzi is seeking his third term representing the 1st Congressional District.
    The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the Republican National Committee is drawing criticism from people in both parties for a pair of ads criticizing Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Harold E. Ford Jr. Detractors say the first ad plays up racial stereotypes. Ford’s lawyers say the other ad is so blatantly false that it violates federal rules for commercials sponsored by non-candidate organizations and could lead to legal action against stations running it. Republican nominee Bob Corker has opposed the ads, calling the first one “tacky.”
    The Associated Press reported that in his new TV ad, Minnesota Senate candidate Mark Kennedy declares his support for the Iraq war, “even though I know it may not be what you want to hear,” he tells voters. The 30-second ad “is the latest attempt by the Republican to catch Democratic frontrunner Amy Klobuchar, and may be the only ad of its kind in the country.” Political observers told The AP they’ve not seen an ad like it anywhere this election cycle.

Political Trivia

    Rep. Heather A. Wilson, R-N.M., was a high school junior in New Hampshire when the Air Force Academy opened its doors to women, and she decided she wanted to be a pilot, like her father and grandfather. She graduated from the academy in 1982, the third class that included women. She never got a pilot’s license, however, as she went to Oxford as a Rhodes scholar. There, she earned master’s and doctoral degrees in international relations. More info
Today in Washington
House
Reconvenes Nov. 9 for introduction of bills only; returns to work Nov. 13.
Senate
Reconvenes Nov. 9 for introduction of bills only; returns to work Nov. 13.
The President
Holds a White House news conference; meets with Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez.
In Washington
Council on Foreign Relations forum titled “300 Million and Counting: What Changing Demographics Portend for U.S. Foreign Policy,” with Joseph Chamie, Center for Migration Studies; Michael Mandelbaum, John Hopkins Nitze School, 6:30 p.m., 1779 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
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NEW YORK STATE — Comptroller Pushed to Resign
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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

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TUESDAY, OCT. 24, 2006 – 2:03 P.M.
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Speaker Testifies Before Ethics Panel

    House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert testified today before the House ethics committee investigating the Mark Foley page scandal.
    The Illinois Republican, the first Speaker to testify before the ethics panel since former Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared in 1997, has said he does not recall ever being informed about former Rep. Foley’s electronic message exchanges with young male pages, as several GOP lawmakers have claimed.
    A four-member, bipartisan subcommittee of the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct earlier spent three hours questioning Republican national campaign chairman Thomas M. Reynolds of New York, who has said he passed along his concerns about Foley to Hastert a year ago. House Majority Leader John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, says he also told the committee during his testimony Oct. 19 that he spoke to Hastert as well about Foley sometime earlier this year.
    Reynolds, like other witnesses, followed instructions by the ethics panel not to disclose what he said under oath.
    “I was happy to voluntarily do my part to assist in their inquiry,” he said later. “A full and fair investigation of the facts is vital to ensuring the integrity of this institution.”

Political Clippings

    McClatchy reports the results of new polls showing Republican Senate candidates have regained the lead in key races in Tennessee and Virginia. The polls show Democrats leading in two states they must hold — New Jersey and Washington — along with five states now held by Republicans: Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. The poll of 625 likely voters in each state was conducted by telephone Oct. 17-21, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
    Here are the state-by-state results:
    • In Missouri, Democrat Claire McCaskill leads Republican Sen. Jim Talent 46 percent to 43 percent.
    • In Montana, Democrat Jon Tester leads incumbent Republican Sen. Conrad Burns 46 percent to 43 percent, versus 47 percent to 40 percent three weeks ago.
    • New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez leads GOP candidate Tom Kean Jr. 45 percent to 42 percent.
    • In Ohio, Democratic Rep. Sherrod Brown leads GOP Sen. Mike DeWine 48 percent to 40 percent.
    • Pennsylvania Democrat Bob Casey has a 55-percent to 39-percent lead over Republican Sen. Rick Santorum.
    • In Rhode Island, Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse is ahead of Sen. Lincoln Chafee 48 percent to 43 percent.
    • Tennessee Republican Bob Corker has a 45-percent to 43-percent lead over Democratic Rep. Harold E. Ford Jr.
    • In Virginia, Republican Sen. George Allen has pulled ahead of Democrat James Webb 47 percent to 43 percent.
    The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that Republican Vern Buchanan, in his bid to defeat Democrat Christine Jennings in their race for the seat of Rep. Katherine Harris, “gave his campaign another $800,000 from his own pocket late last week, bringing the total he has given his campaign to $4.5 million, and tying the state record.” The Herald-Tribune notes that support Jennings has received from national Democrats has caused Buchanan to exceed his expectations of how much he would have to spend on the race. Meanwhile, “internal polls for both campaigns show Jennings is ahead.”
    The Appleton Post Crescent in Wisconsin reports that Democratic House nominee Steve Kagen apologized Monday for joking that he was on “Injun time” when he was late last week for an appearance. A local Oneida Nation spokeswoman called the incident “much ado about nothing.” Christine Mangi, a spokeswoman for Republican John Gard said the comment was unfortunate and should never have been made by a congressional candidate.

Political Trivia

    Rep. Martin Olav Sabo, D-Minn., has a legendary quickness with numbers. His favorite numbers are baseball statistics. A huge Minnesota Twins fan, he listens to broadcasts of games over the Internet on his office computer. He also coaches the Democrats’ team in the annual congressional baseball game. More info
Today in Washington
House
Reconvenes Nov. 9 for introduction of bills only; returns to work Nov. 13.
Senate
Reconvenes Nov. 9 for introduction of bills only; returns to work Nov. 13.
The President
Attends a fundraiser for Republican congressional candidate Vern Buchanan in Sarasota, Fla., and later attends a Republican National Committee fundraiser at a private residence in Boca Raton, Fla.
In Washington
Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, speaks on how conventional security issues such as nuclear proliferation fit into the broader context of “human security,” 7 p.m., Dekelbaum Concert Hall, Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park.
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Medicare and medicate may have been created for better health for seniors but it's cost is have a real financial squeeze on government spending going forward. One solution will be getting control over rising medical and prescription cost. I do have a feeling some of medical expense are inflated just because of people not knowing about it and no one to looking after the expense.

Understanding migration or immigration and it's mutual contribution and it's effect on safety; security; economy; future; and it's long term solution for having this influx of resources to manage. Ever since America has been discover and created it's immigration or say migration that has discover and created and perfected this grate America today and we all prouder of that. Now the same migration and immigration have been question about it's impact on present time and future safety; security; economy; stable and strong freedom loving progress.

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How about migration can be mad two way by integrating and redistributing for mutual safety; security; economic measurement and management and prosperity. example America has to offer job opportunity for young generation at same time developing nation have a opportunity to offer for expansion and development for business oriented visionary to migrate or have a community development project for exploring economic expansion and prosperity.

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